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Imagine Communications Selenio X50

Imagine Communications Selenio X50
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Intelligent Frame Synchronizer and Converter.
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Imagine Communications continues to set the standard for innovative, top-performing processors - the Selenio X50™ intelligent frame synchronizer and converter. This best-in-class, single-channel input with two processed outputs delivers the exceptional quality and functionality that have come to define the popular and award-winning Imagine Communications series of 1RU processors, which also includes the Selenio X85™.

The Selenio X50 is compact and cost-effective, yet feature-rich, offering an array of analog and digital baseband video and audio processing capabilities. This 1RU frame synchronizer/converter effectively and reliably supports standard-definition and high-definition formats, including built-in 3 Gb/s 1080p Level A and Level B-DL processing and 3DTV capabilities for hybrid television and production systems. With easy-to-use controls, the Selenio X50 comes standard with a myriad of features, including color correction, closed caption/teletext capabilities, control and monitoring via a built-in Silverlight web server, active format description (AFD) support, two fully controllable aspect ratio converters and 24-channel internal audio processing. Available options include CWDM  fiber input and output (transceiver) plug-ins, Dolby® Digital and Dolby® E codecs, DTS Neural Surround™ Up/Down Mix, Multimerge and DTS Neural Loudness Control options.

The unique Rules Engine capability puts custom video and audio signal management into the hands of the user so that specially modified code does not need to be uploaded. Any video and/or audio input scenario can be detected with the user determining processing required for the output.

The powerful, affordable and energy-efficient Selenio X50 processor can easily be incorporated into the workflow of any broadcast environment — from small stations and OB vans to production studios and networks. Frame sync, proc amp and color correction capability for all 1080p/psf production formats (23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30) is now available with a basic frame rate converter that can be used either for graphics, or as a low-cost backup for linear or motion-compensated frame rate conversion in a critical path

Features
  • Intelligent frame sync/delay, proc amp, noise reduction, clipping and color correction
  • Rules Engine for custom signal flow management
  • Line sync and time base corrector (TBC) and “lock to input” modes
  • 3DTV-capable
  • Left/right eye to frame compatible side/side, top/bottom output
  • Frame compatible side/side, top/bottom input to left/right eye output
  • Advanced 3D adaptive 10-bit motion detection for up/down/cross/aspect ratio conversion
  • Two switchable auto-sensing 3G/HD/SD inputs
  • Up/down/cross/aspect ratio conversion with two simultaneous, independent output formats
  • Noise reduction (mosquito), sharpness and texture controls
  • Two aspect ratio converters with full control over H/V size and position
  • Audio de-embed/embed, sync, gain, invert and delay with 16 channels (four groups) processing
  • PCM and non-PCM (Dolby® Digital, Dolby® E) passthrough
  • Options for Dolby® Digital, Dolby® E decode and encode (up to 2 Dolby decoders or encoders)
  • Options for DTS Neural Upmix, Downmix, Multimerge and DTS Neural Loudness Control 
  • Video Interfaces:
  • Analog composite
  • 3D adaptive comb filter 12-bit color decoder
  • Analog component
  • YPrPb input and output (HD and SD)
  • RGB output
  • Auto-sensing for SD-SDI, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI 
  • EDH/CRC error monitoring and insertion
  • HDMI output for video
  • Audio Interfaces:
  • Eight-channel analog audio
  • Four groups embedded audio
  • Four AES (75 ohms) inputs
  • Data and Metadata:
  • CC (CEA608/708) and Teletext (OP47)
  • Audio metadata VANC embed/de-embed, generator, serial input/output
  • AFD/Wide Screen Signaling (WSS)/VI
  • Pass one DID/SDID when converting video 
  • Control and Monitoring:
  • 100/100 Ethernet connectivity
  • SNMP
  • Built-in web server
  • Local control panel
  • CCS™-compliant for use with Magellan CCS™ software:
  • Selenio X85 control panels
  • Magellan™ network control panels
  • Magellan CCS software
  • Four GPI inputs and outputs
  • Optional fiber input and output
  • 3 Gb/s and 3DTV 
  • Built-in video test and audio tone generators
  • Redundant power supply
  • Logo generator/inserter
  • I-Wings side bar insertion when up converting
  • SD memory card for presets
  • Optional MAGELLAN and X85-RCP remote panels for control and monitoring
VIDEO INPUTS
3G/HD/SD-SDI
Number of Inputs 2
Standard 3 Gb/s: SMPTE 424M (2.97, 2.97/1.001 Gb/s) SMPTE 425 Level A, Level B-DL (YCrCb, 4:2:2, 10-bit with 16 channels of embedded audio)
HD: SMPTE 292M (1.485, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s)
SD: SMPTE 259M-C (270 Mb/s, 525/625 component video)
Connector BNC (IEC 169-8)
Impedance 75 ohms
Return Loss >10 dB, typical, from 5 to 2970 MHz
>15 dB, typical, from 5 to 1485 MHz
>15 dB, typical, from 5 to 270 MHz
Equalization 3 Gb/s: adaptive cable equalization for up to 164 ft (50 m), typical, of Belden 1694A coaxial cable
HD: adaptive cable equalization for up to 492 ft (150 m), typical, of Belden 1694A coaxial cable
SD: >23 dB Belden 8281 coaxial cable
FIBER INPUT SPECIFICATIONS (OP+SFP+TR13P MODULE)
Item Minimum Typical       Maximum Note*
Number of LC connector inputs     1  
Input wavelength 1260 nm   1620 nm  
Optical power monitor accuracy -2 dB 0 2 dB  
Sensitivity at 270 Mb/s
(SMPTE 259M)
- -22 dBm -20 dBm Pathological
Sensitivity at 1.5 Gb/s
(SMPTE 292M)
- -22 dBm -19 dBm Pathological
Sensitivity at 3 Gb/s
(SMPTE 424M)
- -19 dBm -18 dBm Pathological
Overload 0 dBm     BER = 1E-12 against SDI matrix check field signals for video applications. BER = 1E-12 against PRBS 223-1 for datacom applications
S-VIDEO
Standard NTSC, PAL-B, PAL-M
Connector 4-pin DIN
ANALOG COMPOSITE
Standard NTSC (SMPTE 170M), PAL-B (ITU 624-2), PAL-M, PAL-I
Connector BNC (IEC 169-8)
Input Level 1 V pk-pk
Impedance 75 ohms
Return Loss >40 dB, 0.1 to 6 MHz
Common Mode Range 5 V
CMRR 60 dB @ 50/60 Hz, 5 V pk-pk
Processing 3D adaptive comb filter, 12-bit
COMPONENT
Format Betacam/SMPTE
Connector BNC (IEC 169-8)
Input Level 1 V pk-pk
Impedance 75 ohms
Return Loss >40 dB, 1 kHz to 6 MHz
GENLOCK
Connector BNC (IEC 169-8)
Impedance 75 ohms
Return Loss >40 dB, typical to 6 MHz
>35 dB, typical to 30 MHz
Common Mode Range 5.5 V pk-pk
CMRR 60 dB @ 60Hz, 5 V pk-pk
Input Level 1 V pk-pk
-5.0 to +6.0 dB for NTSC/PAL-B ±300 mV
-3.5 to +6.0 dB for tri-level sync:
1080i: 59.94/50
1080p: 29.97/25
Signal Type NTSC/PAL-B analog composite ±300 mV tri-level sync
Standard SMPTE 170M (NTSC)
ITU-R BT.470-6 (PAL-B)
SMPTE 274M (1080i, 1080p)
VIDEO OUTPUTS
3G/HD/SD-SDI
Number of Outputs 2
Standard 3 Gb/s: SMPTE 424M (2.97, 2.97/1.001 Gb/s), SMPTE 425 Level A, Level B-DL (YCrCb, 4:2:2, 10-bit with 16 channels of embedded audio)
SMPTE 352 VPID 
HD: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE (1.485, 1.485/1.001 Gb/s), SMPTE 352 VPID
SD: SMPTE 259M-C (270 Mb/s, 525/625 component video)
Connector BNC (IEC 169-8)
Impedance 75 ohms
Return Loss >10 dB, typical, from 5 to 2970 MHz
>15 dB, typical, from 5 to 1485 MHz
>20 dB, typical, from 5 to 270 MHz
Signal Level 800 mV ±10%
DC Offset 0 ±0.5 V
Rise and Fall Time 3 Gb/s: <135 ps (20% to 80%)
HD: <270 ps (20% to 80%)
SD: 400 to 1500 ps (20% to 80%)
Overshoot <10% of amplitude (all outputs terminated)
Jitter Timing:
3 Gb/s: <2 UI pk-pk
HD: <1 UI pk-pk
SD: <0.2 UI pk-pk
Alignment:
3 Gb/s: <0.3 UI pk-pk
HD: <0.2 UI pk-pk
SD: <0.2 UI pk-pk
FIBER OUTPUT SPECIFICATIONS (OP+SFP+TR13P MODULE)
Item Minimum Typical Maximum Note*
Number of LC connector outputs     1  
Standards 3 Gb/s: SMPTE 424M
HD: SMPTE 292M
SD: SMPTE 259M
     
Peak wavelength 1280 nm 1310 nm 1340 nm Measured at 25° C
Spectrum width (RMS)   1.5 nm 3 nm  
Average output power -7 dBm   0 dBm  
Optical rise/fall time (3 Gb/s HD-SDI)   105/120 ps 165/180 ps  
Extinction ratio 5 dB 7 dB    
Jitter   <110 ps 180 ps SD-SDI pathological
  <60 ps 100 ps 1.5 Gb/s SDI pathological  
  <45 ps 70 ps 3 Gb/s HD-SDI pathological  
Laser safety level Class 1      
HDMI
Number of Outputs 1
Standards 525, 625, 1080i/59.94, 1080i/50, 1080p/23.98/50/59.94, 720p/59.94, 720p/50
Connector HDMI
Compliance HDMI 1.3
S-VIDEO
Standard NTSC, PAL-B, PAL-M
Connector 4-pin DIN
COMPOSITE
Standard NTSC, PAL-B, PAL-M, PAL-I
Connector BNC (IEC 169-8)
Quantization 12 bits
Impedance 75 ohms
Return Loss >40 dB, 0.1 to 6 MHz
Frequency Response -1.6 dB at 6 MHz
DC Offset <0.5 mV
Differential Gain <0.5%
Differential Phase <0.5°
Y/C Delay <10 ns (NTSC)
<23.1 ns (PAL)
Y/C Gain <1%, typical
Transient Response <0.5% K Factor
SNR >63 dB, 0.1 to 6 MHz
COMPONENT
Format Betacam/SMPTE/RGB
Connector BNC (IEC 169-8)
Quantization 12 bits
Impedance 75 ohms
Return Loss >40 dB, 1 kHz to 6 MHz
Frequency Response Y: ±0.5 dB to 5.5 MHz
Pb/Pr: -3.27 dB to 3 MHz
DC Offset <0.0 ±5 mV
Relative Delay <±10 ns
SNR >63 dB, typical, luma ramp
AUDIO INPUTS
AES/DARS
Number of Inputs 4 AES, 1 DARS
Standard AES3, SMPTE 276M
Type Unbalanced, AC coupled
Connector 1.0/2.3 DIN
Sensitivity <100 mV
Impedance 75 ohms
Return Loss >25 dB, 0.1 to 6 MHz
Input Audio Rate 16 to 96 kHz
Channel Status and User Bit Maintained, but professional mode, 48 kHz
ANALOG
Number of Inputs 8 mono channels
Type Balanced
Connector DB-25, Tascam-style cable snake for balanced 8-channel audio
Input Audio Level 28 to 12 dBu (adjustable in .5 dB increments)
Input Impedance High-impedance or 600 ohms, jumper selectable
CMRR >80 dB @ 60 Hz, typical
AUDIO OUTPUTS
AES
Number of Outputs 4
Standard AES3, SMPTE 276M
Type Unbalanced, AC coupled
Connector 1.0/2.3 DIN
Signal Level 1 V ±10% (pk-pk)
Impedance 75 ohms
Return Loss >25 dB, 0.1 to 6 MHz
Jitter <20 ns
DC Offset 0.0 ±50 mV
Rise and Fall Time 30 to 44 ns (10% to 90%)
Audio Rate 48 kHz
Bits 24, 20 or 16
Channel Status and User Bit Maintained, but professional mode, 48 kHz
ANALOG
Number of Inputs 8 mono channels
Type Balanced
Connector DB-25, Tascam-style cable snake for balanced 8-channel audio
Output Audio Level 28 to 16 dBu (adjustable in 2 dB increments)
Output Impedance 66 ohms
Frequency Response 0.15 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz
THD ≥80 dB, 20 Hz 20 kHz
SNR >100 dB typical
Crosstalk >90 dB, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, typical
Linearity <1.0 dB (-80 to +20 dBu), typical
CONNECTORS AND I/O
GPI (General Purpose Interface)
Connector DB-9
Number of Inputs 4
Number of Outputs 4
RS-422
Standard RS-422
Connector DB-9
LAN
Connector RJ45
Type 10/100Base-T Ethernet
WEIGHT AND DIMENSION MEASUREMENTS
Weight 8.45 lbs (3.83 kg) (excluding rack and cable supports)
Height 1.72 in. (4.37 cm)
Width 17.47 in. (44.4 cm); 17.60 in. (44.7 cm) with rear supports (excluding mounting ears)
Depth 21.25 in. (54 cm) (including front controls and rear BNC connectors)
POWER AND TEMPERATURE
Power Consumption 100 to 240 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 75 W
Electrical Requirements 100 to 240 VAC at 47 to 63 Hz, 3 amps max
Ambient Temperature 41º to 95º F (5º to 35º C) with a relative humidity of 10 to 90% (non-condensing)
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